The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association has released its call for entries for this year’s Mid-Florida Local Image Awards competition.
The 2023 Mid-Florida Image Awards will be hosted by Ocala FPRA in association with the Lake and Volusia Chapters. The competition will recognize the best in research, strategy, implementation, and execution in the public relations profession.
In the first quarter of the year, Image Awards competitions are conducted annually by local chapters of the Florida Public Relations Association to recognize the area’s best work in four main divisions: Public Relations Programs, Collateral of Public Relations, Digital Tools of Public Relations, and Student Projects in Public Relations.
Applicants have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 27 to submit an entry for this year’s competition, which is open to FPRA members and nonmembers. An entry consists of a two-page summary of the program, tool, or project, along with supporting materials.
According to Ocala FPRA, winning entries must incorporate the best examples of innovation, planning, and design; demonstrate sound public relations research and planning; and meet the highest standards of production, execution, and evaluation of results and budget.
Judges for the local competition are qualified, experienced, and accomplished public relations professionals from a neighboring FPRA chapter. Each judge must have achieved their Accreditation in Public Relations or won Image awards previously.
The Mid-Florida Image Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. Winners of the local Image Awards are encouraged to incorporate feedback from judges and then compete at the statewide Golden Image Awards, which is held at FPRA’s Annual Conference each August.
The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who enhance the public relations profession in Florida through ethical and standardized practices. FPRA has over 1,200 members from 15 professional and 13 student chapters throughout the state.
The FPRA Ocala Chapter was established in 1980 and provides professional development, networking, and professional recognition opportunities for its members.